When it comes to cracks or chips on your car windshield, it sure is unpleasant seeing them as you drive. Whether caused by debris hitting your windshield or some other impact, cracks or chips can grow over time. If they grow too big, your entire windshield will need to be repaired or even replaced by professionals.
The good news is that cracks and chips can be repaired at home with glass repair kits. Before trying that, first check to see if the crack or chip is small enough. If the chip is smaller than a quarter, then glass repair kits can benefit your windshield. The same is true for cracks that are three inches or less.
At ClearShield, we recommend many effective ways that will fix your car windshield. At the end of the day, it will help make your windshield good as new.
Use Super Glue Or Nail Polish To Stop The Crack Or Chip From Spreading
If looking for a temporary fix before repairing your windshield, then super glue or nail polish is for you. It is crucial to keep the chip or crack in your car from expanding. Nail polish or super glue helps accomplish that in advance of any future use of glass repair kits.
For cracks, you want to use enough nail polish or super glue to fill in the crack. Make sure to also fill the ends well to prevent the further spread of cracks. When dealing with chips, you want to use enough of either to fill the chip evenly. Once you fill the chip, apply a small bit of either on the outside to prevent the chip from spreading.
Keep your car in the shade when applying the super glue or nail polish to your cracks or chips. Once you’re done with that, then move the car out of the shade to allow for them to dry.
Use Resin To Fill And Seal The Crack Or Chip
A crucial piece of glass repair kits is resin. Resin is a clear substance made from plants or trees used to make plastics, glue, inks, and other things. Resin is used for construction, adhesives, and floor decorations. It is also used to repair windshields for cars.
The best resin for repairing a windshield crack or chip is one that is not too thin, but not too thick. This is a big reason why we recommend Clear Shield Thin Resin. It is thin enough to inject into the break but thick enough to restore the windshield to its previous strength.
After you inject the thin resin into the chip or crack, use a thicker resin like the Pit Sealer Resin. This will help protect and seal the repair. In addition, it will prevent outside elements from penetrating the surface.
Use UV Light To Cure The Resin
Another important piece of glass repair kits is the curing light. A curing light is basically a UV light that helps harden the resin when used on it. It is crucial to cure the resin. Otherwise, the repair would all be for nothing.
The ClearShield UV Curing Light and UV Flashlight are great at doing just that. On top of that, they are cordless, affordable, and they stick to the windshield via suctions. This removes the need for you to hold the flashlight for minutes. For the UV Flashlight, it comes battery installed and takes just one AA which can last for over 250 repairs. It can even be dropped without breaking.
All of this shows why this is the best UV light we have tested. It gets the job done as no other UV light does.
Use Professional Bridge To Help Assist Your Repair
A simple professional injector (bridge) is perhaps the most crucial piece of glass repair kits. This bridge is the fastest on the market for injecting resin into the chip. In addition, it is durable, easy to use, and does the job as well or better than other bridges. On top of that, it comes at a low price.
Before placing the bridge over the chip, use a pick or repair drill to open up the resin impact point. This will allow the resin to enter into the various parts of the chip. Make sure to wipe the area with a cloth and blowing out the drilled area before placing the bridge.
Once the bridge is placed, remove the piston and proceed to drop 4-5 drops of resin into the chamber. For large breaks, add a few more drops as needed and then slowly tighten the piston to inject the resin. When you see resin coming out of the chamber’s bottom, stop and let the pressure push resin into the cracks, If the resin stops progressing, slowly loosen the piston ½ turn and then tighten the screw back where it was and a ½ turn more. Repeat this process allow 30 seconds to a minute for the resin to fill.
Effective Car Windshield Repair Methods Make Your Car Feel Like New
It is clear that all these methods help your windshield and your overall car feel like new. They all help the resin get into the exact spots needed for effective repair that will last. Looking for effective results like these? Then consider the glass repair kits we offer here at ClearShield. With quality products like these, you’ll feel safe and proud with a super clear windshield as you cruise with comfort.